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  • Tropical Storm Fay Heads Toward Florida Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    A strengthening Tropical Storm Fay, which killed at least 57 people in the Caribbean over the weekend, took aim at Florida on Monday after breezing across Cuba and causing little damage.

  • 25 Greenest Colleges Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
    College rivalries are nothing new, whether it is academics or athletics. Now there's new competition over which are the greenest. Colleges across the country are making sustainability a priority to both help the environment  and raise their profile. Kaplan chose these 25 schools as the greenest for its 2009 college guide. Kaplan factored in environmental campus projects, courses offered and on campus student groups. Take a look at the alphabetical listing.

    College rivalries are nothing new, whether it is academics or athletics. Now there's new competition over which are the greenest. Kaplan chose these 25 schools as the greenest for its 2009 college guide.

  • Electric Bikes Selling Briskly as Gas Prices Climb Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:34 AM ET
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    When Honora Wolfe and her husband moved to the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, she wanted an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner in the city.

  • Electric Bikes: A Shopper's Guide Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    Electric bikes range in price from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand. The types that are available vary depending on the country. Some models available in the U.S. and France:

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    Some of the new tracks…but not a majority…want to take the storm into the western shore of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday. Of course, whenever we are talking about anything 4 to 5 days out, we need to deal with change.

  • License to Economize: 007 to Drive Ford Minicar? Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:41 AM ET
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    Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.

  • Pickens: Oil May Hit $110, but Won't Go Below $100 Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
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    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Thursday crude prices may soon fall as low as $110 a barrel amid falling gasoline demand, but should not sink below $100 because the United States depends heavily on oil imports.

  • BG Strikes Oil in Santos Basin off Brazil Coast Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 6:48 AM ET

    BG strikes oil in Santos Basin off Brazil coast BG Group has made a "material" new oil discovery at its Iara well in Brazil's subsalt reserves, its sixth-straight success in the deep water Santos Basin since drilling began, the British gas producer said on Friday.

  • Boeing Sees First 787 Cancellation, Lags Airbus Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
    In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005.  A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

    Boeing has announced the first cancellation of an order for its delayed 787 Dreamliner, signaling that airlines may be getting impatient for deliveries of the new, fuel efficient plane.

  • US Airways CEO: Airlines Must 'Change the Rules' Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    Airlines must "change the rules" in order to survive high oil prices and the other challenges the industry faces, said Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group.

  • Offshore Energy Staff Return as Edouard Hits Texas Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:36 AM ET
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    Tropical Storm Edouard strengthened late on Monday as it churned across the Gulf of Mexico and will likely hit the Texas coast with near-hurricane strength, U.S. forecasters said.

  • Delinquent Property Loans Rise in June: Moody's Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 1:31 PM ET
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    Delinquent U.S. commercial real estate loans rose in June, as property owners struggled with falling prices and tight credit conditions, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service released Monday.

  • Is Natural Gas the Answer To Energy Needs of US? Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 1:00 PM ET
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    Natural gas has many virutes, but recent proposals to encourage demand could boost prices for consumers and petroleum-dependent industries.

  • Storm Shuts US Offshore Oil Port, Hits Shipping Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
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    Tropical Storm Edouard forced shut a huge U.S. offshore oil port, a refinery, some oil production and disrupted shipping as the storm raced toward the Texas-Louisiana coast on Monday.

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    The U.S. said the U.N. Security Council will have to increase sanctions against Iran for ignoring demands that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities.

  • Automakers Expected to Post Big Drop in July Sales Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:32 PM ET
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    Automakers are expected to report on Friday that U.S. auto sales fell for a ninth consecutive month in July, as the industry hits its worst showing in 15 years.

  • GM Talking to Mahindra, Others on Hummer Sale Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    General Motors is in talks with Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra to sell its iconic Hummer brand, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Even With "Blue Skies", Is Beijing's Air Safe? Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 11:13 PM ET
    Buildings seen through thick pollution in Beijing, China.

    Beijing has vowed the Olympic Games will take place under blue skies, not the murky "sauna" haze that has shrouded the city recently, but even on apparently clear days pollution levels may not be safe for athletes.

  • Beijing May Expand Pollution-Cutting Scheme Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 1:20 AM ET
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    Beijing is ready to expand an already drastic pollution-cutting scheme by taking more cars off the roads and shutting more factories if air quality remains a problem during the Olympic Games, state media said on Monday.

  • Dolly Comes Ashore, Leaving Some Without Power Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
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    Hurricane Dolly left more than 27,000 electric customers without power in South Texas by midmorning Wednesday as bands of heavy wind and rain came ashore near Brownsville, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.